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The Golden Ass (2002)

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Playwright: Peter Oswald
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Based on the story that C.S. Lewis called ‘a strange compound of picaresque novel, horror comic, mystagogue’s tract, pornography and stylistic experiment.’

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The Honest Whore (1998)

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Playwright: Thomas Dekker (with Thomas Middleton)
Directed by: Jack Shepherd

The Honest Whore was written in two parts and the total running time was somewhere in the region of seven hours! In this version, Mark Rylance and Jack Shepherd have conflated the plays into one.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Combining salty colloquial prose with charming songs, The Knight of the Burning Pestle was one of the first madcap, mash-up, screwball comedies to hit the English stage and the first to run not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously.

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The Lightning Child (2013)

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Playwright: Ché Walker
Directed by: Matthew Dunster

History, sex, funk, gender schism, politics, repression, addiction, envy, tragedy and more sex collide in a psychedelic, anarchic remix of The Bacchae for the Globe’s first musical.

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The Maid's Tragedy (1997)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
Directed by: Lucy Bailey

The Maid's Tragedy manages to thrill in the real sense of the word. It is a brilliant piece of story-telling, keeping you hooked by a sequence of events that continue to defy expectation.

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The Merchant Of Venice (1998)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Richard Oliver

The Merchant of Venice compares the Christian, Judaic and Hermetic traditions of 16th century Italy and England and weighs them in the balance.

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The Merchant Of Venice (2007)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Rebecca Gatward

Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religion and civil society, justice and mercy, in some of his most electrifying scenes.

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The Merchant of Venice (2012)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Ilan Ronen

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
Performed in Hebrew by the Habima National Theatre, from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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